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HERrrAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, AUGUST 28, 2009 • PA~F 9P_ By Gloria Yousha -- Call 407-657-9405 or 407-834-8787 Still a dangerous place... I'm grateful that my son is no longer deployed there, but Iraq is still "home" to many American servicemen and women. I can't wait till they are all out. This came over the Internet by the Associated Press: Hospital and medical officials say a series of •explosions targeting government and commercial buildings in Baghdad killed at least 75 people .and wounded more than 300. The attacks started shortly after 10 a.m. last week on Wednesday [Aug. 12], striking first near the finance ministry in northern Baghdad and then minutes later, near the foreign ministry next to the fortified Green Zone... (an American safe-haven?) The deadliest of.the blasts was a car bomb near the foreign ministry, which killed dozens and wounded more than 250. The officials expect the toll to climb. They say five other explo- sions, mostly from car bombs, tore through Baghdad, killing at least 12 people and wounding dozens more. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information. Another Sarah Palin?... Oh no! This is also from the Associated Press: What would a President Spears administration be like? Apparently, very tasty. Britney Spears appeared on David Letterman's "Late Show" last week on Tuesday [Aug. 11] to deliver a Top Ten list of ways the country would be different if she were president. 'Free pie for everybody,' Spears declared. (She men- tioned food? OK. she has my vote!l For No. 10 on the list. Spears said she'd be 'the first Britney Spears president since Nixon to wear eye shadow." The pop star appeared eager to show off her buff new body. She delivered the list in a bikini." (Actually, [ would prefer her to Sarah Palin!) OK, a joke..• This is an old one but it rings so true: Three men are discussing their previous n~ght's lovemaking. Alberto the Italian says, "My wife, I rubbed her all over with fine olive oil, then we make wonderful love. She screamed for five minutes." Marcel the Frenchman says. "'I smoothed sweet butter on my wife's body, then we made passionate love. She screamed for half an hour." Maurice Cohen says,"I covered mywife's body with schmaltz. We made love and she screamed for six hours." The others say, "Six hours? How did you make her scream for six hours?" Maurice shrugs. "I wiped my hands on the drapes." We can all be proud... How unselfish is ETHAN DANISH? I received this e-mail: In May, Ethan Danish was called to the Torah at Temple Israel in Winter Springs, as a bar mitzvah. His parshah discussed the mitzvah of tithing (donations), but in- stead of simply chanting the words, the 13-year-old Oviedo resident took their message to heart, deciding to donate a portion of his bar mitzvah gifts to charity. "Although I do volunteer work. and other community activities. I was really struck Ethan Danish by the importance of tithing," Danish wrote in a letter to Jewish National Fund. one of two recipient organizations of his donations. "To this end. I made a pledge and promise to myself, my friends, family, and God to donate 10 percent of the value of my bar mitzvah gifts to two charities. Jewish National Fund and The Remember Us Project." Danish asked that his contribution be used to benefit JNF's Sderot Indoor Recreation Center, built to provide the children of Sderot, which has been the target of rocket fire from Gaza for almost a decade, with a safe place to play. The 21,000 square- foot. five million dollar fortified playground, completed last spring, was built in an old textile warehouse and retrofitted with 300 tons of steel. Play areas double as bomb shelters, and hundreds of children use the center daily. Danish's connection to JNF began two years ago, when he entered and won an art contest run by the JNF office in Orlando for its annual Tree of Life Award dinner. Since learning more about JNF's work at the dinner, he has had an affinity for the organization, said his father, HENRY DANISH. "Ethan and I discuss the news and what's going on in Israel. and he hears about the situation in Israel from our rabbi," said his father. "When he told me he wanted to donate a portion of his bar mitzvah gifts to JNF. I was obviously very proud." "I hope that the children of Sderot have a fun, safe place to play," the younger Danish concluded in his letter. "I will continue to make donations in the future, as I can." ° Of course his dad, Henry is very proud of him andso is his morn, HELENBERTAN, and younger sister, ANNA, 11. In fact, we are all proud! (What a terrific young man!) It's graduation time... Gee, I didn't get any older, when did she? I refer to lovely DANI£LLE RACHEL WOLFE who re- cently graduated from the University.of Central Florida (UCF) with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English literature. Danielle grew up he~:e. In fact, I can remember her as a little girl and also I was at her high school graduation party. She makes her entire fam- ily, parents, DAVID and IVY WOLFE, siblings, MATTHEW. 20, attending the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa, and ALANNA. 15, a Danielle Wolfe student at Lake Howell High School. very proud. Of course Danielle's grandparents, DORIS PINES, and TOM and SHIRLEY WOLFE. are floating on air! (I'm. proud too!) I)anielle is also the granddaughter of the late Ed Pines of Winter Park. Ooops... before I forget... She is also my favorite waitress at Bagel King in Casselberry. (But how did she get so old Easy! I lie about my age.) A good summer read... Where did that expression come from: "Summer read." I read all year round. I specifi- cally want to tell you about this because I love dogs: On Saturday, Aug. 29 (to- morrow) at 3 p.m.. Dr. DEVA KHALSA will sign her book "Natural Dog" at Urban Think! Bookstore. 625 E. Central Blvd. Orlando. Telephone them at 407-650-8004. It promises to be an after- noon of canine health! Dr. Deva Khalsa's new book provides a fascinating look at dog nutrition, from raw diets to store-bought natural dog food. and discussion on canine and I remained soooo young? Dr. Deva Khalsa diet, pH balance and health, plus 50 healthy and tasty recipes, including doggy birthday cakes! Come over and meet Dr. Khalsa...and bring your pooch along for some special treats! And while I write ~bout Urban Think! Bookstore, I must mention the new Urban Dell that is coming. It will include clas.{Jc sandwiches, fresh salads, decadent desserts (Not for doggys) and a "Build Your Own" section. (You know ,that chocolate can kill your dog!) And since we are discussing dogs... I will take the opportunity to remind you of this special location on your computer: Just click on the large purple button and you will feed point six bowls of food to rescued animals. (I click it every day!) One for the road... Henry Goldberg invited his mother Freda over for dinner. During the course of the meal, Freda couldn't help but keep noticing how beautiful Henry's roommate. Debbie, was. Freda had long been suspicious of a relationship between Henry and Debbie and this had only made her more curious. Over the course of the evening, while watching the two react, Freda started to wonder if there was more between Henry and Debbie than met the eye. Reading his mom's thoughts, Henry said, "I know what you must be thinking, Morn, but I assure you Debbie and I are just roommates." About a week later, Debbie said to Henry, "Ever since your mother came to dinner, I've been unable to find the beauti- ful silver gravy ladle. You don't suppose she took it. do you?" Henry replied, "Well, I doubt it, but I'll write her a letter just to be sure." So he sat down and wrote: "Dear Mother, I'm not saying that you 'did' take the gravy ladle from the house, I'm not saying that you 'did not' take the gravy ladle. But the fact remains that one has been missing ever since you were here for dinner." "Several days later, Henry received a letter from his mother, which read: "Dear Son. I'm not saying that you 'do' sleep with Debbie, and I'm not saying that you 'do not' sleep with Debbie. But the fact remains that if she were sleeping in her own be{I, she would have found the gravy l~dle by now. 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